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Groups Block Light Rail Tracks Before Start of Super Bowl

Several protesters even locked themselves to the train platform

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Dozens of protesters formed a human barricade to block light rail tracks at a platform near U.S. Bank Stadium ahead of the Super Bowl. Many chained themselves to both the platform and others in an attempt to stop service for ticket holders. It was just one of several events across the metro area meant to bring awareness…

DAPL Protester Reaches Plea Deal

Prosecutors will drop a more serious count of discharge of a firearm during a felony crime of violence

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Red Fawn Fallis has pleaded guilty to civil disorder and gun possession by a felon. The Denver woman will avoid a trial after she was accused of firing a gun three times in October 2016 at the Dakota Access pipeline protest in Morton County, North Dakota. No one was hurt. Prosecutors will drop a more…

Women’s March Draws Hundreds of People to Downtown Fargo

many people said they attended last year's march as well

  FARGO, N.D. — A national movement is happening right in your own backyard. People took part in Women’s Marches in cities like Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and even here in Fargo. To the eye, this is a protest with more than 800 people shouting and holding up signs signifying what they believe in. But what you don’t see…

DAPL Protester Accused of Shooting at Law Enforcement Won’t Get Trial Delay

Fallis is pleading not guilty in the shooting

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Red Fawn Fallis, the woman accused of shooting at law enforcement during the Dakota Access pipeline protests, will not have the opportunity to delay her upcoming trial. A U.S. District judge is also limiting what will be allowed in court during the trial. Parties will not be allowed to discuss treaty agreements, protest activities leading…

ND Law Enforcement Purchased Thousands Worth of Police Gear During Pipeline Protests

The Associated Press requested public records and tailed purchases from invoices

NORTH DAKOTA — Throughout the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of equipment. The Associated Press requested public records and tailed purchases from invoices. The purchases include tactical equipment, crowd control devices, pepper spray, flash–bang and smoke grenades, riot helmets, gas masks, night–vision goggles and more than 2,000…

Protesters are Asking Hoeven to Vote Against GOP Tax Plan

Republicans in Congress have proposed a tax plan that many people in the metro are not happy with

FARGO, ND — Republicans in Congress have proposed a tax plan that many people in the metro are not happy with. A group of protesters brought a check to Senator Hoeven’s office saying the tax plan favors corporations and the top 1% over working people. They say the plan only benefits those who make over 40–thousand dollars a year but…

UND Professor Quits, Saying His DAPL Seminars were Rejected

University officials said they had a lot of respect for journalism professor Mark Trahant

GRAND FORKS, ND — A journalism professor with the University Of North Dakota quit his job after his seminars on the Dakota Access Pipeline protest were rejected. Mark Trahant said he was put in charge of a lecture series and drafted two DAPL seminars which the school shot down. For the seminars, he wanted to speak with reporters who visited…

Protesters Take a Stand in Front of ND Senators’ Offices

They're asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory

FARGO, ND — Kurdish-Americans in Fargo are protesting in front of Senator Hoeven and Heitkamp’s offices this afternoon. They’re asking the politicians to help stop Iraqi government forces from fighting the Kurdistan territory. About a year ago, the two sides fought together against ISIS. After Iraqi-Kurdistan voted in an independence referendum earlier in the fall, Iraq sent troops to “impose…

DAPL Protest Piece on its Way to the Smithsonian

It was created by activists to show how far they had traveled

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — A piece from the Dakota Access protests is headed for the Smithsonian. Their National Museum of the American Indian is adding this nearly 12-foot-tall mile-marker post. It was created by activists to show how far they had traveled. Since treaties were at the heart of the protest over the 3.8 billion dollar oil pipeline, it’ll…

Two DAPL Protesters Could See Charges Dismissed

a judge in the case says the charges will be dismissed if the men finish their probation on lesser charges

Michael Fasig (L) and Israel Hernandez (R) could see their charges dismissed.  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Two men accused of felony reckless endangerment and criminal mischief during the Dakota Access pipeline protests could see their charges dismissed. Michael Fasig and Israel Hernandez are accused of ramming a private security officer’s truck, but a judge in the case says the charges…